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Make a Gratitude Mobile

DURATION

30-60 Minutes

WHERE

At home, in your classroom, with your scout group.

WHEN

Thanksgiving, for someone's Birthday, Mother's Day, for a teacher, anyone!

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, being grateful also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Source: Harvard Health Publishing

DESCRIPTION

Show your appreciation by creating a Thankful Mobile (for a teacher, Thanksgiving, a parent, someone celebrating a birthday or special occasion).


ITEMS NEEDED

  1. You will need a large popsicle stick, branch or round embroidery hoop
  2. String, yarn or twine
  3. Paper for thank you notes in shape of your choice
  4. markers in color theme of your choice
  5. scissors
  6. A nail, tack or ceiling hook to hang your mobile

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Watch this video for inspiration; decide which colors/theme you would like to use and click VIEW INSTRUCTIONS for details!


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
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  1. Decide what colors, theme (holiday, birthday, etc)
  2. If a birthday theme, your thankful notes can be in the form of balloons; hearts for Valentine's Day; leaves for Thanksgiving; etc.
  3. Gather your supplies
  4. Write a different reason to be thankful on each piece of paper using markers
  5. Attach the string to one end of your paper and the other to the stick or hoop
  6. Use more string to attach to the stick in order to hang on ceiling hook or on wall with nail or tack.
  7. Display your mobile in your home, school or give as a gift.
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